By Noora Ibrahim.
Benghazi, 7 January 2014:
A child who lost a leg to an explosion at his home in Benghazi was receiving . . .[restrict]treatment in the city’s medical centre yesterday. The explosion was the second blast in the city in one day, as assassinations continue with impunity.
Salah Al-Magrahi was alone when an explosion tore through his house in the Sabri area. There has been no confirmed cause for the blast but some speculating on social media sites claim it occurred when a number of weapons and explosives stockpiled in the Magrahi house accidentally went off. Others claim the explosion was the result of a bomb planted in revenge for an old family grudge. Magrahi is being transferred to Tunisia for specialist treatment.
The explosion was one of two in Benghazi yesterday where a blast at a courthouse claimed the life of one security guard. The bloodletting of daily assassinations continued in the city as military figures and their families continued to be targeted. A former member of Saiqa special forces was killed and the son of a Benghazi Joint Security Room official injured in two separate shootings on Saturday and Sunday.
Mutasem Mabruk Khamis Al-Zelwy, an employee at Benghazi port and a former revolutionary fighter, was shot in the head and killed by unknown assailants on Sunday. He was 23 years old.
Moath Naser Al-Magasbi, reportedly the son of an unknown Benghazi Joint Security Room official, was receiving treatment in the city’s medical centre yesterday after he was shot in an attack also in the Sabri area.